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What I have been reading this month – May 2023 Reading List

The Coronation of King Charles III by Vlasta Sopociova ⭐Rated 3/5⭐ CHILDREN’S NON FICTION

The Tiger Child by Joanna Troughton ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CHILDREN’S FOLK TALES

The Medici Murders by David Hewson ⭐Rated 4.5/5⭐ CRIME/MYSTERY

The Boy Who Would Be King by Michael Porpurgo ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CHILDREN’S FICTION

Royals by Rachel Hawkins ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE

Summer Wedding by Sarah Morgan ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE

The Adventures of Paddington The Crown Jewels Caper ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CHILDREN’S FICTION

Summer At The Ice Cream Cafe by Jo Thomas ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE

Review due 8 June

Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes⭐ Rated 3.5/5⭐ ROMANCE

Genre Goal Checklist:

Royal = 6 books read

Finally some 5 star reads! I have had a good month for reading and been lucky that those books were good enough to be considered 5 star reads!

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What I have been reading this month – April 2023 Reading List

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman ⭐Rated 4.75/5⭐ MYSTERY

Emily and Star by MK Jones ⭐ Rated 3.5/5⭐CRIME/MYSTERY FICTION

The Easter Sepulchre by Mel Starr ⭐Rated 3/5⭐ HISTORICAL FICTION/MYSTERY

The Hit List by Frank Malley ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ SPY THRILLER

Sylvia by Maithreyi Karnoor ⭐Rated 3.5/5⭐CONTEMPORARY FICTION/INDIAN LITERATURE

Genre Goal Checklist:

Thriller = 1 book

I have had a couple of excellent reads this month. I also think that I have read a good mix of genres this month, which is always a good thing in my opinion!

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. A quiet week again, mainly with some end of the month posts. More end of the month posts coming soon!

On the Blog this week:

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne

Happy Publication Day! Murder Under The Tuscan Sun by Rachel Rhys

What I have been reading this month – March 2023 Reading List

Book of the Month – My Favourite Book Of March 2023

Places My Books Have Taken Me This Month – March 2023 – plus a one word review for each!

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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February Monthly Wrap-Up

Only another 3 books read this month, but all were enjoyable and I hope that I get to read more in March!

What I have been reading this month:

February Reading List

My Favourite Book Of February

My Book Reviews:

Random Things Tours – Book Review – Death and the Conjuror by Tom Mead

Book Review – Baking and Entering by Janet Butler Male

Book Review – Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

My Sunday Wrap Up Posts:

Sunday Post – 5 February

Sunday Post – 12 February

Sunday Post – Featuring the past two weeks – 28 February

I hope that you have enjoyed my reviews and other posts. Here’s to next month!

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What I have been reading this month – February 2023 Reading List

The Venice Secret by Anita Chapman ⭐Rated 4/5⭐ HISTORICAL FICTION

Baking and Entering by Janet Butler Male ⭐Rated 3.5/4/5⭐ COSY MYSTERY

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood⭐Rated 4.5/5⭐ ROMANCE

Genre Goal Checklist:

Romance = 1 book read (unless you count the romance side in the Historical Fiction!)

Another quiet reading month, but I did manage to read a Romance so that is an achievement!

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“book”, “read”, “book review”, “book blog”,”recommended”, “easy read”, “don’t miss out”, “fiction”, “entertaining”, “reading goals”, “what should I read next”, “what did you read”, what would you recommend that I read”, “what would get me out of a reading slump”, “romance”, “february reading”

What I have been reading this month – October 2022 Reading List

The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ Y/A/MYSTERY 

Count Your Hexes by Wendy Meadows ⭐ Rated 3.5/5⭐MYSTERY/FANTASY

What Child Is This by Bonnie MacBird ⭐Rated 5/5⭐CHRISTMAS/MYSTERY

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman ⭐ Rated 4/5⭐SCI FI/MYSTERY/FANTASY

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling ⭐Rated 5/5⭐FANTASY/ROM COM

Snowed in for Christmas by Sarah Morgan ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ CHRISTMAS/ROMANCE

Good Taste by Caroline Scott ⭐Rated 4/5⭐ HISTORICAL FICTION

Witch Happens by AM King ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ FANTASY/COSY MYSTERY

Witch Way To Murder And Mayhem by Jane Hinchey ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ FANTASY/MYSTERY

The Moose Paradox by Antti Tuomainen⭐Rated 4.5/5⭐CRIME

Genre Goal Checklist:

Fantasy = 4 books read

Gothic Fiction = 12% of a book read

Halloween = 4 books read

Another great reading month with lots of 5 star books! It will be tough to choose my book of the month! Roll on November!

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Sunday Post

Welcome to my Sunday post hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer. A busy week this week as it includes all my end of the month posts. I tend to go a bit overboard with them, but I do enjoy doing them!

Here are my posts for the week:

Sunday Salon (last week)

Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

My Book Of The Week – The Agathas by Katheleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

Monday Night Reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Typographic Book Covers

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros – The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

WWW Wednesday – Currently Reading, Finished Reading, Reading Next

Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday – Supernatural Reads

Wednesday Night Reading

Time Travel Thursday

Random Things Tours – Book Review – The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais

Friday 56 – The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

Book Blogger Hop – Have you ever skipped ahead to read the ending?

A few of the books I studied at School (1994 – 2008) – Friday Musings inspired by Six For Sunday

What I have been reading this month – September 2022 Reading List

Book of the Month – My Favourite Book Of September 2022

Stacking The Shelves

Books that I have been seeing all over Instagram this week

Book Bargain! The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling

New Month New Goals! Reading Goals for October

September Monthly Wrap-Up

One Word Reviews For Books I Read In September

Saturday Night Reading

Top 10 Tuesday post I participated in with links to other Bloggers Top 10 Tuesday posts:

That Artsy Reader Girl – Top 10 Tuesday

WWW Wednesday post I participated in with links (in the comments section) to other Bloggers WWW Wednesday posts:

Taking On A World Of Words – WWW Wednesday

Friday 56 I participated in with links to other Bloggers Friday 56 posts:

Freda’s Voice – Friday 56

Book Blogger Hop I participated in with links to other Bloggers Book Blogger Hop posts:

Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer – Book Blogger Hop

Stacking The Shelves I participated in with links to other Bloggers Stacking The Shelves posts:

Reading Reality – Stacking The Shelves

I hope that you have all had a good week!

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What I have been reading this month – September 2022 Reading List

American Royals by Katharine McGee ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ ROMANCE/CHICK LIT

The Woman In The Library by Sulari Gentill ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ MYSTERY

If It Looks Like A Duck by Frank Malley ⭐Rated 4/5⭐MYSTERY

Keeping A Christmas Promise by Jo Thomas ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ CHRISTMAS ROMANCE

Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan ⭐Rated 2/5⭐ SCI FI/ROMANCE

The Witches of Moonshyne Manor by Bianca Marais ⭐ Rated 5/5⭐ FANTASY

Someone to Kiss by Jamie Anderson ⭐Rated 5/5⭐ ROM COM

Genre Goal Checklist:

Fantasy = 1 book read

Sci Fi = 1 book read

Mystery = 2 books read

I have had a great month this month with the majority of my books getting 5 stars! Roll on October!

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Goodreads Monday (add your links in the comments section for all to see!) – Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

Welcome to the new home of Goodreads Monday! I have taken over the role of host from Lauren’s Page Turners who no longer blogs about books.

Goodreads Monday allows you to post about what books are on your “to read” lists, the progress you have made on your current books and reading challenge, and any other Goodreads news!

✨Don’t forget to add your link in the comments section so that we can all see each other’s posts!✨

The book that I have chosen this week is Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon (click for link to Goodreads)

Book Description From Goodreads:

“Lady Fiona Carnarvon became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle – the setting of the hit series Downton Abbey – eight years ago. In that time she’s become fascinated by the rich history of Highclere, and by the extraordinary people who lived there over the centuries.

One person particularly captured Fiona’s imagination – Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon.

Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild. She was his only daughter and he doted on her. She married George, the Earl of Carnarvon, at 19 with an enormous dowry.

At first, life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff – many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations.

But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere changed forever.

History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century. Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family, the staff and the castle survived.

This is the remarkable story of a lost time. But Highclere remains and in this book, Fiona weaves Almina’s journey into the heritage and history of one of England’s most exquisite Victorian castles.”

I visited Highclere Castle a while back and saw this book. Together with my love of old buildings, I also loved the first couple of seasons of Downton Abbey (then never went back to it. I need to rectify this at some point!) so this book was perfect. I just then never got the time to read it.

Currently Reading Progress:

Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins 54% read

Finding Me Perfectly Fine by Tasneem Abdur-Rashid 11% read

The Bay by Allie Reynolds 19% read

Progress On My Reading Challenge:

I have read 60/97 books!

What book is on your Goodreads list? How is your reading progress and challenge going?

Don’t forget to add your link in the comments so that we can all see each others posts!

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What Did You Read During The Pandemic?

I decided to keep a record of books that I read during the lockdown and restriction part of the Pandemic just out of interest. It has taken me a while to get to this point where I have reviewed all the books I read, but I have done it! I have also got a separate page on my blog where the reading list is split into Months and Years (click on “What did you read during the Pandemic?” in the menu bar).

When setting up this blog I decided to set myself genre goals to achieve each month so hopefully there is something for everyone in this list!

📚Pandemic Reading List 2020 – The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Pandemic Reading List 2020 – Mother Knows Best by Serena Valentino⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Pandemic Reading List 2020 – The Beast Within by Serena Valentino ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Pandemic Reading List 2020 – Poor Unfortunate Soul by Serena Valentino ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Popular on Social Media – Pandemic Reading List 2020 – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Pandemic Reading List 2020 – Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson ⭐Rated 2/5⭐

📚Pandemic Reading List 2020 – Fairest of All by Serena Valentino ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚 Popular on Social Media – Pandemic Reading List 2020 – The Guest List by Lucy Foley⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚 Now on TV – Pandemic Reading List 2020 – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚A Very Country Christmas by Zara Stoneley⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Clara At Christmas by Lacey London ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚A Cornish Christmas Reunion by Laura Briggs⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚A Christmas in Cornwall by Laura Briggs⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚The Witch of the North Pole by Snow Eden ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Christmas in July by Enni Amanda ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Christmas at the Chateau by Lorraine Wilson ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚I messed up Christmas by Jo-Ann Carson ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Miss Kane’s Christmas by Caroline Mickelson ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Christmas Spirit by Morgana Best ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚The Mystery of Santa Clause by Paul Moxham ⭐Rated 2/5⭐

📚Christmas Wishes by Kitty Wilson⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Killer Christmas by Harper Lin⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚A Very Lucky Christmas by Lilac Mills⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚The Ghost of Christmas Past By Angie Fox ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Ruth’s First Christmas Tree by Elly Griffiths⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Decker and Joy by Elle Rush⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Miz Scarlet and the Holiday Houseguests by Sarah M. Barton⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Jane Austen: Her Complete Novels in One Sitting by Jennifer Kasius⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚The Brontes: The Complete Novels in One Sitting by Jennifer Kasius ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Messages: A National Poetry Day Book by Gaby Morgan ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Light: A National Poetry Day Book by Gaby Morgan ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Isn’t Easter All About The Eggs?! by Steven J Corner ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Origin by Dan Brown ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚The Duke and I by Julia Quinn ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Stories To Make You Smile: The Reading Agency by Fanny Blake ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Sansei and Sensibility by Karen Tei Yamashita ⭐Rated 2/5⭐

📚 Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚 Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Emma by Jane Austen ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels in One Sitting by Joelle Herr ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚The Perfect Couple by Jackie Kabler⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Aloha Hidaway Inn by Elana Johnson ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Beauty and The Book Collector by Bethany Windfall ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Armed and Outrageous by Madison Johns⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚Bakeries and Bones by Nic Roberts⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚A Killer Cupcake by Fiona Grace ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚The City of Tears by Kate Mosse⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Best Murder in Show by Debbie Young⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Cappuccinos, Cupcakes and a Corpse by Harper Lin⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh – Featured on BBC Between the Covers ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Mask of Duplicity by Julia Brannan⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚The Keys To My Diary – Fern by Ann Omasta ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Death in Paradise by J.E.Trent⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚Aloha Alibi by Jasmine Webb – Free on Kindle⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚A Death At The Palace by M.H Baylis⭐Rated 2/5⭐

📚Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding ⭐Rated 4/5⭐

📚And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie – On The Great American Read List ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella – Popular on Social Media ⭐Rated 5/5⭐

📚Big Sky by Kate Atkinson⭐Rated 2/5⭐

📚A Classic – Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ⭐Rated 3/5⭐

📚The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown⭐Rated 5/5⭐

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